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Enable Screen Saver Time Out in Windows 8

By Arun Choudhary on Jul 12, 2012
This article describe how to disable the Screen Saver Time Out in Windows 8.


In this article we are explaining how to enable the Screen Saver Time Out in Windows 8. If you have enabled this setting then you can set the timeout value to anything from a minimum of 1 second to a maximum of 86,400 seconds, or 24 hours. If you set it to zero then the Screen Saver will not be started. If you set the setting to "Disabled" or "Not Configured" then the Screen Saver will not be started. Windows 8 provides the Screen Saver Timeout.

This setting has no effect under any of the following circumstances:

  • If this settings is Disabled or Not Configured.
  • If the wait time is set to zero.

Steps For How to Enable the Screen Saver Time Out in Windows 8

Step 1: Move the cursor on the bottom-right and select the search box and enter into the search box what you want.


Step 2: In the search box you enter the gpedit.msc under the application tab and click on the window that is shown.


Step 3: In the window that is shown, you will see the "Local Group Policy Editor" window.


Step 4: In this step I want to set the Screen Saver Timeout. Click on the User Configuration sub-category Administrative Template sub-category Control Panel sub-category Personalization and click on the "Screen Saver Timeout".

User Configuration << Administrative Template << Control Panel << Personalization


Step 5: In this step right-click on the "Screen Saver Timeout" and select the edit tab and click on the edit tab.


Step 6: In this step, if you click on the "Enabled" Button then you can set the Screen Saver Timeout and then click on the OK or Apply Button.


Arun Choudhary
Arun Choudhary

Arun is very much interested in Microsoft & Life Style Accessory Design and Working with Microsoft Technologies. His expert areas are C# .NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server, HTML, Window 7 etc....I have done MCA. Insp... Read more